Jumla Rara Trekking


    Jumla & Rara lie in the remote Karnali region, north-west of Kathmandu. The region is made-up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. Summer rainfall is low, but winter snow can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunder-storms, the summer season is ideal for trekking. Winters are cold, but the autumn seasons trekking is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Rara Lake one of the best destinations for trekking in western Nepal .This area is surrounded by Rara National park. It is the largest lake in Nepal surrounded by Rara National Park. 

    The route is well off the beaten track and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from other parts of Nepal. The trek offers a dramatic display of clear high altitude lakes mingled with pine, spruce and juniper forests as well as breath taking views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. Rara Lake is as deep as 167 meters in some places, and drains into the river Mugu Karnali via Nijar Khola. The Rara National Park is the home of endangered red panda, common langur, and rhesus macaque and many more other flora and fauna.


    Short Itinerary


    DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU      
    DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR  
    DAY 03: KATHMANDU / NEPALGUNJ  
    DAY 04: NEPALGUNJ / JUMLA  
    DAY 05: JUMLA / DANPHELANGA
    DAY 06: DANPHELANGA / CHAUTHA
    DAY 07: CHAUTHA / DHOTU
    DAY 08: DHOTU / RARA LAKE (3040 m.)
    DAY 09: RARA LAKE
    DAY 10: RARA / GHORASAIN  (3271 m.)
    DAY 11: GHORASAIN / SINJA (2438 m.)
    DAY 12: SINJA / JALJALA CHAUR (3350m.)
    DAY 13: CHERE CHAUR / JUMLA
    DAY 14: JUMLA NEPALGUNJ / KATHAMDNU
    DAY 15: DEPARTURE:




    DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU                        
    When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you.  O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)

    DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR                            
    After breakfast, we'll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we’ll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)

    DAY 03: KATHMANDU / NEPALGUNJ 
    After noon flight to Nepalgunj. O/N in Nepalgunj at Hotel Batika. (B/L/D)

    DAY 04: NEPALGUNJ / JUMLA
    Fly to Jumla. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district. O/N in Jumla at Tented Amp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 05: JUMLA / DANPHELANGA
    From Jumla there are two tracks to Rara.  Normally people trek through lower route. The trail follows the Tila river, passing through fields and pine forest. Arrive Uthugaon,  the trail ascends up the Gursini Khola valley. Arrive Padmara passing through a deep forest of pine, spruce and firs. The climb continues in forest over the pass at 3400m and descends to Danfelanga. Overnight stop at the other side of Danfelanga. O/N in Danphelanga at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 06: DANPHELANGA / CHAUTHA
    The trail descend passing through fir, birch, walnut and bamboo forest. After crossing a bridge we start to climb and arrive Bhara (classic Tibetan style village) and then descend to Chautha. O/N in Chautha at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 07: CHAUTHA / DHOTU
    The trail climbs to Gurchilanga pass ascending through forest with a few local teahouses and  treeless meadow half way to the pass. O/N in Dhotu at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 08: DHOTU / RARA LAKE (3040 m.)
    It is a short, pleasant trek with fine views to the north. From Dhotu, take a trail turning West that traverses a steep north-facing slope. After crossing a stretch of fields, climb a small spur and descend to the stream. Cross the bridge and climb up to the hamlet of Jhari 2500m. It takes two hours to reach Jhari from Pina. From Jhari, ascend west along a ridge for about 700 meters to reach a low saddle in another two hours. 

    The Large Rara lake is  visible directly north of this saddle. From here, it is a pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The former village site of Rara (3040m.) on the north side is two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Rara area was designated a National Park in 1975. There is much wild life, including acquiatic birds and rich forest around this large lake at a height of 2980 meters. One may spend a day or two in the Rara area. A more interesting return trip may be a different route. O/N in Rara Lake at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 09: RARA LAKE
    Explore around Rara Lake and relaxing day. O/N in Rara Lake at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 10: RARA / GHORASAIN  (3271 m.)
    After 15 minutes walk from Rara the trail ascends all the way to Gurchimara at 3710m. Then the trail descends to Gossain. O/N in Ghorasain at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 11: GHORASAIN / SINJA (2438 m.)
    A more interesting trail with better scenic views is to climb Lumsa. Arrive on the top and descend to Sinja the Thakuri village. O/N in Sinja at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 12: SINJA / JALJALA CHAUR (3350m.)
    Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak, as well as a few scattered houses and fields of barley and corn. Then the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala chour. O/N in Jaljala Chaur at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 13: CHERE CHAUR / JUMLA
    Keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m, then a pleasant descent to Jumla. O/N in Jumla at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 14: JUMLA NEPALGUNJ / KATHAMDNU
    Fly to Kathmandu vai Nepalgunj. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)

    DAY 15: DEPARTURE:
    After breakfast, you're free before airport drop for your final departure. (B)

    Services Included :

    01.Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
    02.All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable.
    03.All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
    04.Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
    05.All trekking permit and national park fees. 


    Services Excluded :

    01.Travel insurance.
    02.Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
    03.Personal nature expenses.
    04.Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
    05.Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
    06.Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    07.Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
    08.Emergency flight by helicopter

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    Jumla Rara Trekking


    Jumla & Rara lie in the remote Karnali region, north-west of Kathmandu. The region is made-up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. Summer rainfall is low, but winter snow can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunder-storms, the summer season is ideal for trekking. Winters are cold, but the autumn seasons trekking is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Rara Lake one of the best destinations for trekking in western Nepal .This area is surrounded by Rara National park. It is the largest lake in Nepal surrounded by Rara National Park. 

    The route is well off the beaten track and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from other parts of Nepal. The trek offers a dramatic display of clear high altitude lakes mingled with pine, spruce and juniper forests as well as breath taking views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. Rara Lake is as deep as 167 meters in some places, and drains into the river Mugu Karnali via Nijar Khola. The Rara National Park is the home of endangered red panda, common langur, and rhesus macaque and many more other flora and fauna.


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    None
    Trip duration
    15  days
    Grade
    Strenuous
    Possibility
    Camping Only
    Transportation
    None
    Average walking
    6  hrs
    Season
    October to December - Feb to May




    Short Itinerary


    DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU      
    DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR  
    DAY 03: KATHMANDU / NEPALGUNJ  
    DAY 04: NEPALGUNJ / JUMLA  
    DAY 05: JUMLA / DANPHELANGA
    DAY 06: DANPHELANGA / CHAUTHA
    DAY 07: CHAUTHA / DHOTU
    DAY 08: DHOTU / RARA LAKE (3040 m.)
    DAY 09: RARA LAKE
    DAY 10: RARA / GHORASAIN  (3271 m.)
    DAY 11: GHORASAIN / SINJA (2438 m.)
    DAY 12: SINJA / JALJALA CHAUR (3350m.)
    DAY 13: CHERE CHAUR / JUMLA
    DAY 14: JUMLA NEPALGUNJ / KATHAMDNU
    DAY 15: DEPARTURE:




    Long Itinerary


    DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU                        
    When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you.  O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)

    DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR                            
    After breakfast, we'll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we’ll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)

    DAY 03: KATHMANDU / NEPALGUNJ 
    After noon flight to Nepalgunj. O/N in Nepalgunj at Hotel Batika. (B/L/D)

    DAY 04: NEPALGUNJ / JUMLA
    Fly to Jumla. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district. O/N in Jumla at Tented Amp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 05: JUMLA / DANPHELANGA
    From Jumla there are two tracks to Rara.  Normally people trek through lower route. The trail follows the Tila river, passing through fields and pine forest. Arrive Uthugaon,  the trail ascends up the Gursini Khola valley. Arrive Padmara passing through a deep forest of pine, spruce and firs. The climb continues in forest over the pass at 3400m and descends to Danfelanga. Overnight stop at the other side of Danfelanga. O/N in Danphelanga at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 06: DANPHELANGA / CHAUTHA
    The trail descend passing through fir, birch, walnut and bamboo forest. After crossing a bridge we start to climb and arrive Bhara (classic Tibetan style village) and then descend to Chautha. O/N in Chautha at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 07: CHAUTHA / DHOTU
    The trail climbs to Gurchilanga pass ascending through forest with a few local teahouses and  treeless meadow half way to the pass. O/N in Dhotu at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 08: DHOTU / RARA LAKE (3040 m.)
    It is a short, pleasant trek with fine views to the north. From Dhotu, take a trail turning West that traverses a steep north-facing slope. After crossing a stretch of fields, climb a small spur and descend to the stream. Cross the bridge and climb up to the hamlet of Jhari 2500m. It takes two hours to reach Jhari from Pina. From Jhari, ascend west along a ridge for about 700 meters to reach a low saddle in another two hours. 

    The Large Rara lake is  visible directly north of this saddle. From here, it is a pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The former village site of Rara (3040m.) on the north side is two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Rara area was designated a National Park in 1975. There is much wild life, including acquiatic birds and rich forest around this large lake at a height of 2980 meters. One may spend a day or two in the Rara area. A more interesting return trip may be a different route. O/N in Rara Lake at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 09: RARA LAKE
    Explore around Rara Lake and relaxing day. O/N in Rara Lake at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 10: RARA / GHORASAIN  (3271 m.)
    After 15 minutes walk from Rara the trail ascends all the way to Gurchimara at 3710m. Then the trail descends to Gossain. O/N in Ghorasain at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 11: GHORASAIN / SINJA (2438 m.)
    A more interesting trail with better scenic views is to climb Lumsa. Arrive on the top and descend to Sinja the Thakuri village. O/N in Sinja at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 12: SINJA / JALJALA CHAUR (3350m.)
    Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak, as well as a few scattered houses and fields of barley and corn. Then the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala chour. O/N in Jaljala Chaur at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 13: CHERE CHAUR / JUMLA
    Keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m, then a pleasant descent to Jumla. O/N in Jumla at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

    DAY 14: JUMLA NEPALGUNJ / KATHAMDNU
    Fly to Kathmandu vai Nepalgunj. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)

    DAY 15: DEPARTURE:
    After breakfast, you're free before airport drop for your final departure. (B)

    Services Included :

    01.Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
    02.All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable.
    03.All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
    04.Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
    05.All trekking permit and national park fees. 


    Services Excluded :

    01.Travel insurance.
    02.Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
    03.Personal nature expenses.
    04.Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
    05.Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
    06.Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    07.Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
    08.Emergency flight by helicopter



    Print Trip Note

Jumla Rara Trekking

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Trip duration
15  days
Grade
Strenuous
Possibility
Camping Only
Transportation
None
Average walking
6  hrs
Season
October to December - Feb to May